University of Dayton’s Artist-in-Residence program is inviting students, faculty, staff and the Dayton community to the sixth annual Art Hop on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 4:30-7 p.m.
Art Hop features artwork created by several students selected to put together pieces to be displayed around campus.
ArtStreet’s Associate Director, Adrienne Niess, said it will begin with a reception at the Rike Center in the World Exchange Lounge, room 108, where the old gallery space for visual arts used to be.
“The students are essentially paid to live on campus over the summer and work cooperatively in a studio environment to create artwork for spaces around campus,” Niess said. “The idea is that each year it just builds. They’re kind of leaving their legacy on campus.”
“Their projects are designed with assistance from an art faculty mentor and the ArtStreet director to address a specific program, theme or initiative relevant to the campus building to which they are assigned,” according to the AIR website.
The students involved are visual communication design majors Kelly Cramblit, William Kampf and Kaitlin Meme as well as art major Keionna Seabrook and photography major Kristen Shortell.
Niess said that ArtStreet sponsored Meme and she spent her time working towards her project for the musical rehearsal space for ArtStreet Studio 1A.
“She has a music interest, so her work ended up in our music practice space. She did this really cool thing that mixed a music vibe with visual arts,” she said.
Cramblit’s focus this summer was on the Center for International Programs and the Intensive English Program. Kampf was assigned to the second floor of Roesch Library, while Seabrook focused on the Office of Learning Resources. Shortell put together her project for the Center for International Programs in the Rike Center.
“The structured program consists of an orientation period, intensive studio work, visits from artists, critiques and consultations with faculty and staff advisors, an artwork installation period and the annual ArtHop,” the website said.
AIR has traditionally been housed out of ArtStreet, but according to Niess, this summer the program was actually housed out of the department or visual arts due to the ArtStreet director transition from Susan Byrnes to Brian LaDuca.
Niess said that Jeff Jones, who has been a faculty advisor for several years, and lecturer Glenna Jennings took part in running the program as well.
“What the Art Hop has been is an opportunity this fall to kind of show off what they have created,” said Niess. “It’s kind of an open house … [the students] can show the rest of campus this new artwork and where to check it out.”
She said the Art Hop right now is a partnership between visual arts and ArtStreet, but it is actually being held in the Rike Center.
The idea is to “hop around” from Roesch to Rike to ArtStreet, although people can certainly see the artwork at their leisure.
“It’s a great way to support your fellow students, who spent a lot of time this summer on really interesting artwork, and see what they’ve done over the summer. Because it’s in conjunction with the Center for International Programs’ open house, it’s a great chance to check out the new CIP as well,” Niess said.
For more information, contact ArtStreet at 937-229-5101.